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Re: [opensuse] device.map - Darryl/Carl/Boyd
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 19:44:02 -0500
  • Message-id: <200702011944.02654.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 01 February 2007 19:30, Mike McMullin wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 07:17 -0500, Carl Hartung wrote:
>
> {snip}
>
> > > That's the "good" news. the "not so bad news" is, There's
> > > still no grub bootloader when the computer boots up. :-( It still goes
> > > straight into XP.
> >
> > The bootloader wasn't successfully installed at the last attempt. Either
> > that, or XP 'repaired' it.
>
> {snip}
>
> I have installed three separate Linux Distro's and neither time has my
> XP-SP2-Home edition "repaired" the boot loader.

As long as linux is installed *after* XP, there should be no problems. It's
when XP is re-installed or installed *after* Linux that it clobbers the MBR
sector.
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